Mergent Archives is an online database with access to a collection of over 180,000 corporate and industry related documents, including Annual Reports, Corporate Manuals and Municipal Manuals.... This collection is primarily useful for historical research. The database also includes the Mergent Patents Archives which consists of 9.2 million utility, design, and plant patents going back to the mid 1800s. The database also includes the Country Report module, a module that consists of the following resources: DnB Country Risk Profile, DnB Country RiskLine Report, and Mergent Country Profile. Also includes D & B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios.